July 19, 1998
The Times' welcome reporting from Sudan (July 13) mirrors earlier coverage in 1984 when a killer drought and famine complicated by civil and tribal conflicts racked eight East African countries. At that time, more than $400 million was raised from private sources as a horrified world responded. By the early '90s "compassion fatigue" had set in and there was a feeble response to similar reporting from Somalia and later from Rwanda. As a relief agency that responded to those crises and more, we and our colleagues have a very simple measure of the public pulse: How many phone calls or letters and how much money comes in to relief agencies working to stem the tide in Sudan and elsewhere?
November 23, 2004 |
Fighting near a village in Sudan's crisis-plagued Darfur region killed at least 17 people Monday, while helicopters rescued dozens of aid workers who had fled into the bush. State Minister Ahmed Haroun said rebels attacked the town of Tawila early Monday, killing 17 people and destroying the town's hospital. He said it was unclear how many people were injured. A statement by an aid organization said government planes also dropped bombs on the town.
July 21, 2002 |
The Sudanese government and southern rebels have agreed on how to resolve the major issues in one of Africa's longest civil wars and reached a framework Saturday for talks next month to draft a final peace deal, delegates said. Ghazi Salah al Din Atabani, the government's peace advisor, and Samson Kwaje, spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Army, said they have reached agreement on the separation of state and religion as well as self-determination for the southern Sudanese.
April 7, 2010
Sudan is scheduled to hold national elections for regional governors, assembly seats and president starting Sunday, and the process has been so deeply tainted by the administration of President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir that his reelection is all but assured. Given that Bashir has been charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity, accused of orchestrating an "ethnic cleansing" campaign in the Darfur region, one would expect Washington to find this disconcerting.
January 20, 2011 |
George Clooney has perhaps learned an important lesson -- malaria makes traveling the globe a lot less fun than it should be. FOR THE RECORD: Malaria drug: An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of the preventive drug mefloquine. Sure, it’s noble to go on philanthropic missions around the world, helping those who can’t help themselves, but it’s probably hard to feel noble when shaking from the chills. And Clooney should know. The actor apparently has just recovered from malaria, which he contracted in Africa earlier this month, media reports said Thursday.
April 16, 2010 |
The tribal chief parked his bicycle beneath a tree, walked into a schoolhouse and cast his ballot for the man with the power to grant what he wants most: a paved road running past the fishmongers to the highway. "I am voting for our leader," Hamid Hamdoon said, referring to President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the former general who has led Sudan for more than a decade. "I expect the country to move forward. We need water, doctors and hospitals. But in this neighborhood we desire asphalt."
June 17, 2010 |
They come at first light with shovels and sacks, hunched shadows praying for glimmers across a stingy land. These men with torn clothes and sandaled feet don't ask for much, just enough gold to head home feeling blessed beneath the blazing sky of northern Sudan. A stiff wind blows across the desert fringes and they camp at a desolate web of ditches crawling with scorpions. The heat keeps rising and they remember what the bus driver said when he dropped them off far, far from the glow of big city Khartoum: "Let's go home.
October 14, 2006 |
President Bush signed an executive order that stiffens sanctions on Sudan in an effort to persuade the government to accept U.N. peacekeepers and stop killings of civilians in its western region of Darfur. About 200,000 people have died and more than 2 million have been displaced in three years of fighting in Darfur.
November 10, 2004 |
Sudan's government and rebel representatives signed accords Tuesday meant to end hostilities and guarantee aid groups access to 1.6 million people uprooted by conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. For the first time, Sudan agreed to the creation of "no-fly" zones over Darfur, banning military flights over rebel-held territories. Rebels and African Union mediators had demanded the no-fly zones after widespread accusations that the government bombed villages.
January 4, 2006 |
More than half the Sudanese migrants who were violently removed from a Cairo protest camp will be deported, Egyptian authorities said. Human rights organizations have condemned last week's riot police operation, in which at least 27 people died. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Fatma Zahraa Etman said 654 Sudanese would be sent home because they were "illegal immigrants or refugees who had violated security conditions." The migrants do not want to return to Sudan.